While Shudder acquired rights to the buzzed-about movie Revenge back in August, NEON and the AMC-owned streaming service are teaming up for a new agreement that will allow the former to give the movie a North American theatrical release before it streams exclusively on the latter.

Deadline reported the latest rights news for Revenge, which is currently being shown as part of the Midnight section at the Sundance Film Festival. Another entry in the Midnight section, Assassination Nation, was also picked up by NEON (along with AGBO) for theatrical distribution.

Given a 4 out of 5 score by Daily Dead Managing Editor Heather Wixson in her Fantastic Fest review, Revenge has been taking the festival circuit by storm as a must-watch cinematic experience, and we're excited that Daily Dead readers will not only be able to watch it on Shudder (likely sometime this year), but will also now get to see it on the big screen. Official dates for the theatrical release and streaming debut of Revenge are not yet known, but we'll keep Daily Dead readers updated when more details are announced.

Written and directed by Coralie Fargeat, Revenge stars Matilda Lutz, Kevin Janssens, Vincent Colombe, Guillaume Bouchede, and Jean-Louis Tribes. In case you missed it, read Heather's Fantastic Fest interview with Fargeat here, keep up to date on our live Sundance coverage here, and read on for the film's official synopsis:

"Jen (Matilda Lutz), arrives at a remote desert villa with her millionaire Adonis boy toy (Kevin Jannsens) expecting a weekend of romantic and illicit frivolity. Things take a turn for the worse with her lover’s unseemly hunting pals and Jen must seek vengeance on her attackers as they try to sweep her assault under the rug. REVENGE plunges Jen into an arid, drug-induced hell, but one she resolves to emerge from, leaving a tidal wave of righteous violence in her wake."

Source: Deadline
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